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Board nominations open for KVBID

MEDIA RELEASE The Kailua Village Business Improvement District is seeking qualified candidates to serve on its 17-member board of directors. Thirteen of the 17 board seats are elected by the fee simple owners and/or lessees of land within the Kailua Village Business Improvement District. Seven board members will be elected at the 2015 KVBID Annual […]

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State announces reduction in unemployment taxes for 2015

MEDIA RELEASE The state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) has announced that Unemployment Insurance contribution rates for 2015 will be reduced 22 percent on average, resulting in employers paying $50 million less in taxes, or $100 less per employee on average for 2015. The unemployment rate has dropped to 4.1 percent from 6.8 […]

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Hawaii Forest & Trail expands tour operations to Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Forest & Trail founders Rob and Cindy Pacheco are blazing new trails with Heritage and Adventure tours based out of Hilo. “We’ve been tracking Hilo’s visitor marketplace and perceive increased demand for our guided experiences. Major capital investments in renovating hotel accommodations and direct United Airlines flight service have added to Hilo’s […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 8.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 5.3 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.73/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 8.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.57/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

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Bicycle helmets recalled by UVEX Sports due to risk of head injury

The anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets.

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.80/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.69/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 4.9 cents per gallon the past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.80/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.69/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com

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AT&T expands coverage in Hilo

MEDIA RELEASE As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T recently upgraded a mobile Internet cell site in Hilo to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents, businesses and visitors to Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corporation factory. AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and […]

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Hawaii Life promotes Keller at Hilo office

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers recently announced the promotion of Julie Keller, R(B), to Broker-in-Charge of their Hilo office, located at 500 Kalanianaole Ave. in Keaukaha. Keller, who has been with the firm since 2010, has previously held positions with the firm as salesperson, broker concierge and statewide training director. She received her […]

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Neighbor island cargo volumes slip 2.1 percent

MEDIA RELEASE Young Brothers, Limited has announced intrastate cargo shipments between Honolulu and six neighbor island ports decreased 2.1 percent from July through September of 2014 compared to the same period of 2013, when cargo volumes rose more than 5 percent. “The bar was set high last year, so we knew going into July of […]

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Daikin recalls air purifiers due to fire hazard

About 625 units were sold in the United States and 125 in Canada. This recall involves Daikin brand streamer portable air purifiers with model number MC75KSU. The air purifier’s circuit board can overheat and cause the air purifier to catch on fire.

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Hawaiian Electric Industries to be purchased by Florida based NextEra Energy for $4.3B

The transaction, which is valued at approximately $4.3 billion, includes the assumption of $1.7 billion in HEI debt and excludes HEI’s banking subsidiary. In connection with the agreement, HEI separately today announced a plan to spin off ASB Hawaii, the parent company of American Savings Bank.

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Hawaiian Electric, Pacific Biodiesel agree on contract

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Electric and Pacific Biodiesel Technologies have signed a contract for the Maui-based biofuel company to supply biodiesel processed from waste cooking oil and other local feedstocks, primarily for use at the 110-megawatt Campbell Industrial Park generation facility with the capability for use at other Oahu power plants as needed. The two-year contract […]

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